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Small Wooden Bench – SOLD

8 Sep

Small vintage wooden bench

Small vintage wooden bench

I just love this little wooden bench! It’s definitely got a bit of age to it, looking at the construction and the amount of wear and tear, but it doesn’t bother me one bit – it’s a terrible line to use, but the wear really does add a bit of character! And I love the colour that it’s painted – it’s former owner (and another good friend of mine) has impeccable taste, so it’s no surprise that she chose such a great yellowy-green to paint it!

Whether you use it as extra seating on the verandah (although it is quite low to the ground) or as a magazine ‘rack’ or plant stand, I’m confident that you’ll be very happy that you decided to take this bench home with you!

Dimensions: 1.2m long x 27cm wide x 33cm tall

Price: R410

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Vintage Enamel Table – SOLD

4 Sep

Vintage enamel table

Vintage enamel table

As far as vintage enamel tables go, this one’s in pretty decent nick! There are some faint marks and scratches from where somebody used to have their pot plants sitting, and the obligatory chips in the enamel here and there, but that’s about it. I love the black trim that runs around the edge of the table and the angled corners are a nice touch! These tables are becoming like hens teeth to find, so if you’ve been contemplating buying one, now’s the time!

Dimensions: 75cm tall x 92cm long x 61cm wide

Price: R1100

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Small Metal Cupboard – SOLD

29 Aug

Small vintage enamel cupboard

Small vintage enamel cupboard

Some people will look at this and just see an old shabby hospital cupboard, and others – like me – will swoon! Heart palpitations and all!

I know that it’s seen better days, but I think it’s got some serious age to it (I’m thinking early art deco), so it’s bound to have a few battle scars, especially given that it comes from a hospital. I love the fact that it has the towel rails (so handy!), and those fancy little legs are a nice touch on something that’s otherwise quite plain in design. The handles have been replaced, but otherwise everything is completely original – including the old castors which work a treat so you can roll it anywhere. The stainless steel top makes for a good working surface so you could even use it in the kitchen if you don’t have the space in the bathroom – or if you really want to treat yourself, it would make a great storage cupboard for an art room or workshop – what I would give for my own little room where I could stash pieces like this away!

P.S. A cupboard very similar to this one is selling online for close to $700 (that’s R7000!).

Dimensions: 85.5cm tall x 58cm wide (incl. towel rails) x 44cm deep

Price: R1350

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Wooden Church Bench – SOLD

25 Aug

Vintage wooden church bench

Vintage wooden church bench

This old bench makes me laugh! I bet you there were no people falling asleep in the church that this bench came from – that rather upright back support would have made sure of that! But that’s nothing that a cushion or two can’t fix. It’s quite narrow and that stiff backrest is never going to be exactly ‘loungey’, but a cushion that runs the length of the bench would at least soften the look somewhat. Good discipline aside, it’s a very charming piece of furniture! It looks to be a homemade bench that’s been rather naively constructed, but that kind of adds to the charm of it somehow. I also really like the ‘magazine rack’ which was presumably originally designed to hold hymn books and bibles for the people sitting behind you. It obviously wouldn’t be accessible if the bench was positioned against a wall, but in the middle of a room or just away from the wall, it would add an interesting feature.

Use it in a long hallway, on a verandah or in large bedroom as a place to plonk books and whatnots – if you have the right space, this old church pew could add some serious character to your home or office!

Dimensions: 2m long x 86cm tall x 45cm deep

Price: R1250

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Small Retro Side Table – SOLD

7 Aug

Retro metal & perspex side table

Retro metal & perspex side table

This has to be one of the coolest side tables that I’ve ever seen! It’s not the biggest table, or the best quality, but those perspex cut-outs just make it! Whoever put this together had a great eye! The metal legs are slightly corroded (they could probably just do with a lick of paint), and the plastic edging is a bit worse for wear, but none of that is that noticeable next to that crazy geometric table top! Absolutely bloody fantastic!

Dimensions: 40cm tall x 31.5cm in diameter

Price: R320

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Enamel Lockers – SOLD

24 Jul

Pair of enamel lockers

Pair of enamel lockers

I can’t remember the last time I saw a set of enamel lockers! I bought this pair from some friends of mine who were sadly leaving Durbs – they used them as extra storage in their lounge-cum-TV room – with a little boy in the house they were the perfect place to stash unsightly toys when visitors popped round! But you can use them for anything really – depending on your decor they could potentially work really well as bedroom cupboards, but I suppose aesthetically they might be better suited to a kitchen or bathroom – just think how organised your towels and toiletries would be with all that space!

A great looking pair that will provide loads of vertical storage.

Note: The enamel is quite scratched in places, and the metal surround on the one lock is damaged.

Dimensions: 193.5cm tall x 45.5cm wide x 43cm deep

Price: R950 each

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